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Does anyone have any experience with job boards websites?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by JakeDunn, Mar 3, 2015.

  1. JakeDunn

    JakeDunn Newbie

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    Hello guys,

    For a while now I've been wondering if I should build a job board type of website. In my country we have like 2 big ones and like 5 really shitty ones. So I think that if I could create a website like this and make it good and professional then I could grab a piece of the pie. Unemployment is a big problem over here and I think people need a new job board especially since the other ones are infested with shitty call center jobs. My questions to you guys:

    1) I know it's possible to do it even with wordpress but should I go that route?
    2) How do you approach the employers? Do you have to buy a database with employment ads or should I just market it just like any other website and let the employers come to me?
    3) How would you eventually monetize this? Do employers pay for the ads that they post on these type of websites or does the owner have to rely on adsense?

    If anyone had any experience with these types of websites, I look forward to your advice. Please go easy on me :). Thank you!
     
  2. Haspel

    Haspel Power Member

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    1) I know it's possible to do it even with wordpress but should I go that route?

    Wordpress is defently the easier way to go however a custom build solution is more profetional and it will give you more flexability in future.If you are going the wordpress route you can try http://wpjobboard.net and https://wpjobmanager.com both are pretty advanced as far as features go.

    2) How do you approach the employers? Do you have to buy a database with employment ads or should I just market it just like any other website and let the employers come to me?

    This varies country by country. In the US for example there are plenty of recruiters that wouldnt mind giving you their xml job feed as long as they will be getting applicants for free.


    3) How would you eventually monetize this? Do employers pay for the ads that they post on these type of websites or does the owner have to rely on adsense?

    Again varies country by country.Ofc you can charge direct employers and recruiters for featured ad placments or inclusion of larger number of jobs but as far as monetization goes there is much more than adsense. If you are going to deal with western traffic try Jobg8.com they have a huge jobs database and will pay you on each click you deliver to one of their jobs or on each resume you send to one of their customers.You can also create a database of resumes that you can sell to interested parties(recruiters,direct employers etc.)
     
  3. JakeDunn

    JakeDunn Newbie

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    Thank you for the detailed response. As far as I can see, those two professional websites that I mentioned above don't have adsense ads, that's easy to see. I don't know if they charge companies to let them post employment ads on their site(s).

    I think I need to get in contact with someone that can show me some of the steps. I can take care of the IT part. Even marketing to a certain extent. But basically I don't have any bussiness knowledge in this domain.That's what I struggle with right now. These little behind the scenes things.